The total production of Romanian grain cereal dropped this year to almost half from 2019, due to the prolonged drought which affected some agricultural areas in the country, reaching a bit over 17 million tonnes, according to the data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), at the request of AGERPRES.
A new report by the conservation organization WWF warns that the climate crisis poses an increasing real risk of global droughts. According to the study, these processes put pressure on wetlands and the urban environment and negatively impact the lives of 55 million people each year, putting energy supplies and food production at risk.
Romania ranked first among the EU member states in 2018 in terms of the cultivated area and the production of grain maize and sunflower, according to the National Institute of Statistics.
For Semra Ay Çırpan, art does not only use nature as a subject - it is also a means to defend the environment and warn mankind against the perils of alienating nature.
The young painter, from Yaşar University's Fine Arts Department, draws a clear picture of the relationship between man and nature in her exhibition, "Nature's Labyrinth," currently showing at Galeri A in İzmir.
Staple food prices rose 7 percent in August in comparison to the previous year on the back of a rise in commodities other than grains, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Sept. 8.
Staple food prices rose in August even as grain prices fell, and the outlook for global cereal production improved, the FAO said in a statement.
Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry has confirmed that the country will remain free from cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops.
The position has been stated in 10 letters of notification to the the European Commission to ensure that no GM products would be grown in Bulgaria, the ministry said in a statement.